NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.
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 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Det. Greg Medavoy (255 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (166 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
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 Det. James Martinez (138 episodes, 1993-2000)
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 Det. Diane Russell (136 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Det. Baldwin Jones (122 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / ... (106 episodes, 1993-1999)
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Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley (later replaced by Bobby Simone), are the central characters in this weekly police drama, and personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of the two partners with whom he has worked. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The footage of the Chinese parade (dragon, fireworks, drums) that's shown in the opening credits was used in the opening scenes of Year of the Dragon (1985). See more »

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Dr. Wentzel: You think you're a psychiatrist?
Andy: No, I'm a Polack detective, knows you get away with murder, you leave the crime scene and you go about your life. It's you, you intelligent types, you always got to provide an alternate suspect.
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Perfection
15 July 2016 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'm stunned that this only rates as 7.5 on IMDb. This is one of the few shows of the past 30 years that I would rate as 10/10 without a moment's hesitation.

Its first season (1993) with David Caruso was absolutely flawless. I remember vividly being glued to it as an impressionable teen-turning-twenty. Unlike most cop shows that had gone before it, it dared to show its main characters in a less-than-flattering light. They weren't just cops, they were imperfect anti-heroes that made mistakes, and had dark sides. I enjoyed immersing myself in the 12-year ride through their highs and lows right alongside them.

Season 2 saw the departure of what had until then been the main character - David Caruso who played Detective John Kelly. I remember being annoyed about this at the time. From Kelly's departure, I didn't watch again until the show was nearly finished filming, some time circa 2004. By the time I realised what I'd missed, I was at least able to box set binge the whole thing. (Something I've repeated several times since.) In retrospect, the departure of David Caruso ultimately helped the show become something more than it had been. It moved to a more ensemble cast centred around Kelly's ex-partner, recovering alcoholic Detective Andy Sipowicz. It turned out to be far more entertaining and informative to watch Andy learn about life and make mistakes, than it had been to watch Kelly be a more perfect detective with fewer personal flaws in the first season.

The show went through highs and lows right along with the characters. The low point was probably around Season 7, when the writing was somewhat chaotic. The show recovered with the departure of main writer David Milch, and ended with a strong 12th Season in 2005.

Highly recommended. If you've never seen it, treat yourself, now. You'll thank me later.


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